​What is Guar Gum?

​What is Guar Gum?

Posted by DrNatura on Mar 31st 2022

Guar Gum (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)

Guar gum originated from India, Australia, South Africa and the United State, and is native to the Indian subcontinent.1 The entire plant can be used medicinally.2

What it is used for: Guar gum is particularly useful for regulating digestion and in cases of diarrhea.3, A bulking agent, it is also useful in promoting a feeling of satiety.


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1. PDR For Herbal Medicines, 3rd ed., (2004). Thompson PDR, pg. 418.

2. Ibid.

3. PDR For Herbal Medicines, 3rd ed., (2004). Thompson PDR, pg. 419.